Tranquility

Size: 60 in. × 48 in. (5 ft. x 4 ft.)
Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Cost: $6,200 Purchase

One thinks of a forest and its rivers and streams as being a limited palette of green and brown, but I see so much more.  Brown is too mundane for my forests.  To me, God has graced us with a buffet of color to ingest and savor.  The fluorescents of fall: pulsating yellow lichens clinging to pine boughs, hot pink needles underneath; the white bark of the Aspen against the crimson and scarlet of fall’s vine maples variegated with deep magenta and purples; the mauves of winter.  Come spring and summer the colors of new life burst forth: vivid lime greens, stanch emeralds, and brilliant cadmiums anchored by the cools of phthalo green, turquoise deep and the almost black of dioxazine purple in the forest’s depth.

Shadowbrook

Size: 48 in. × 48 in. (4 ft. x 4 ft.)
Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Cost: $5,200 Purchase

No agenda in this painting. The worn slippers and comfort food in color and theme…a palette of favorites, enveloping forests, tumbling rivers… respite.

Elim

Size: 60 in. × 48 in. (5 ft. x 4 ft.)
Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Cost: $6,200 Purchase

The Bible is about struggles and salvation; pain and joy; want and plenty, and a fickle people God loves. In Exodus, the people receive a great miracle of salvation when God parts the Red Sea to save them from their enemy. The Israelites forget about God’s provision and after only three days they whine and complain and want to stop, not where God wants them to stop but where the water is not fit to drink. God, in his great mercy, shepherds them to the perfect destination He has prepared in advance, the oasis of Elim. Elim is a place with more bounty than they can hope or imagine…12 springs and 70 palm trees. God took me out of my Egypt and gave me back my painting; my journey through the ‘Red Sea’ was exemplified in the completion of several beautiful pieces of art. Like the Israelites, I lost sight of His perfect provision, I painted a piece that discouraged me and I fell into the trap of self reliance; I took my faith off of His perfect plan and embraced hopelessness. Elim is the result of God’s shepherding me back into His plan, His oasis. He carried me through yet another trial and set me on the rock of His assurance.

Swiftwater

Size: 60 in. × 48 in. (5 ft. x 4 ft.)
Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Cost: $6,200 Purchase

This was an easy, happy painting; the play between cool and warm was my interest. I discovered with this painting that I have an innate propensity to ‘stop’ or ‘shut’ my paintings in. The blue rock is visually dramatic at first but immediately fades as one’s brain relegates it into insignificance for the more interesting body of the painting.

Creekside

Size: 48 in. × 36 in. (4 ft. x 3 ft.)
Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Cost: $4,200 Purchase

The integrated swirls of unexpected colors in this painting make it one of my favorites!

Brookside

Size: 48 in. × 36 in. (4 ft. x 3 ft.)
Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Cost: $4,200 Purchase

I find that many of my paintings speak to me metaphorically. The orange branch at the top of this painting seems visually insignificant yet it anchors the piece and gives it depth. Many of life’s pivot points masquerade at the time as an insignificant and benign choice but in reality set in motion a cascade of life deepening events. The choice is ours as to what is produced in the process.

Waterbright

Size: 48 in. × 36 in. (4 ft. x 3 ft.)
Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Cost: $4,200 Purchase

The ambiance of the forest surrounding my home is a continual inspiration. Its every nuance becomes a color on my palette. I escaped the triple-digit heat of the summer day to the coolness of my basement studio. Even so, the heat from above influenced my brush.

Summer Brilliance I and II ; diptych

Size: 48 in. × 60 in. (4 ft. x 5 ft.) each piece
Materials: Acrylic on Canvas
Cost: $11,000.00 includes I and II; separately 6,500.00 each piece Purchase

The abstracts of power and survival are twined in purpose as water rushes over and around obstacles in its path… a strong metaphor for the journey of our lives. Life is a river of choices as we come against the boulders of decision. What will we choose? Will we go over or around, or be stuck in an eddy and drown? The eddys of life are where God, in His compassion and mercy, reaches down and grabs us from our death. He breathes His saving breath into our soul, lets us gain strength in the quite of a shallow pool, and then sets us off once again to bump over and around the boulders along our way.